Cape Breton’s Marine Ecosystems

Location: CS 101
Session will also be available via Facebook LIVE

The Bras d’Or Institute has conducted research in Cape Breton’s marine ecosystems since 1974. The current focus is on measuring and modelling change in our coastal and offshore ecosystems to assist human adaptation. in this educating session, members of the Bras d’Or Institute team will present vignettes of our discoveries and contributions in the Bras d’Or Biosphere, the Sydney Harbour, and the Scotian Shelf. Organized by Dr. Bruce Hatcher. 

Welcome & Introduction to the marine ecosystems of Cape Breton
Bruce Hatcher

“The Scatarie Bank Experiential Research Site in the St. Ann’s Bank Marine Protected Area”
Presenter: Illya Kierkosz:

“Fisheries ecology of the Waved Whelk on the Eastern Scotian Shelf”
Presenter: Umair Ashfaq

“Biodiversity in the Bras d’Or estuary and beyond”
Presenter: Matthew Penney

“Modelling hydrodynamic connectivity in the Bras d’Or estuary”
Presenter: Sarah Walsh

Opportunities discussion
Bruce Hatcher